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Jonathan van Doornum (1987 The Netherlands) studied Fine Art at ArtEZ Zwolle.

Since a couple of years the search for the authenticity of the built world has been his driving theme. He questions the absence of ornaments in daily life and seeks for the meaning of historical architecture. These questions are translated into sculptures that are made out of inexpensive materials such as MDF and chipboard. These "neutral" materials have been purely created for functional purposes only and lack any role in art and architectural history.

Starting in 2016 he will be a participant of the residency program of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.